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All This in 60 Minutes - Nicholas Lee

Paperback Published: 27th July 2016
ISBN: 9781760293000
Number Of Pages: 336

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The hilarious inside story of life on the road as a 60 Minutes cameraman.

For more than thirty years Nicholas Lee worked as a cameraman on 60 Minutes, Australia's most-respected and most-watched current affairs program, alongside Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie, Richard Carleton, Mike Munro, Jennifer Byrne, Liz Hayes and Tara Brown, among many others.

All This in 60 Minutes is the revealing and often hilarious memoir of his time with the show - of the crazy days of unlimited expense accounts, unbelievably expensive hotels, the fun and fear on the road, the terrifying plane rides, and the refugee camps and war zones. It goes inside the IRA, Idi Amin's torture cells, Israeli terrorist interrogations, royal palaces and mud huts. It recounts unforgettable trips on B52s, ultra lights, mock helicopters and the Orient Express. And details late, crazy nights with weird food, strange alcoholic concoctions and drugs on rollercoasters, as well as the madness and difficulty of being on the road for up to eight weeks with three other people who sometimes don't get on. And of course it wouldn't be 60 Minutes without all the meeting and mixing with the famous and infamous - from presidents, rock stars, despots, kings and princes, to showgirls, pygmies and manic, charismatic gurus.

All This in 60 Minutes is compelling, funny and utterly eye-opening.

About the Author

Nicholas Lee grew up in Central West NSW and worked as a cameraman for 10 years across a variety of news programs before joining Channel 9’s 60 Minutes when it launched in 1979. Over the next 30 years, Nicholas Lee travelled extensively filming and living the world’s major news stories, before retiring in 2009. He and his wife Suzanne have two daughters.



Great book. Really cleverly written and hilarious. Found myself laughing from the start till the end of this book.



love it, a very fun read!


great bppl, a fun read!



This book is good for the end of the day to relax and laugh


I love this book it's a real page turner and is like a 'dose of salts' after a hard day as you will get many good belly laughs out of it.

Hopetoun Western Australia


Pleased if was a gift


I'm pleased I didn't pay good money for this book. (It was a gift) Thought it would be an insight into the stories of 60 Minutes but just seems to be about where they stayed, how much they drank, what they ate and the pranks they got up to and of course, how much money they spent courtesy of Kerry Packer. I'm only up to page 60 and already struggling to finish it.



excellent stories


enjoyable read, recommend to others



Great book. Easy to read.


What amazing adventures Nick Lee has had!



At last, the other side


For years I have noted that the people who do the hard work in current affairs television, are always taken for granted when credits come up. It's always the presenters who are The Stars. Terrifically interesting to see the other side at last. It's a fascinating story, well told. Full credit to Nicholas Lee, his tales are fascinating because whilst often we know the characters he writes of, his behind the scenes observations fill in the usually unnoted gaps. Great read!

North Coastal NSW




I loved this book, it was very entertaining, informative and funny. It gives one an insight into the rarely thought about life behind a camera. Although I read it in a couple of days, it is something that you could put down for a while, then pick up and carry on without missing a beat as it is in chapter form.

Sydney Australia


Compelling read


Funny, interesting, fantastic read. Makes you want to see the 60 minutes clips he talks about! Can't put it down.


All This in 60 Minutes

4.6 9


ISBN: 9781760293000
ISBN-10: 1760293008
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th July 2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.65

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